5 Ways Crooks Capture Your ATM Pin And How To Prevent It
Thieves are constantly trying to figure out clever ways to steal your money and ATM’s are a hotbed of bad behavior. There are about 5 ways that card pins are stolen at an ATM. Here are some signs to watch out for.
#1- False fronts on the cover of an ATM.
#2- Card “skimmers” these are devices that are usually attached to the card reader slot and can steal your bank info.
#3- A “Lebanese loop,” these small devices are usually made out of plastic and have a small barb on the back to hold your card into the machine allowing thieves to access your info.
#4 Hidden cameras, be on the lookout for cameras that could record your pin keystrokes or other sensitive information
#5- ATM number pad overlays- these keyboards can be laid on top of the actual ATM keypad to gather your pin code.
A few ways to keep your PIN code and bank info safe is to change your password often, protect your pin with your hand at the ATM and never choose a pin based on personal info like your birthday or address.